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Watch our virtual event: ‘Leading through the COVID-19 crisis’

On 26 May, we held our first Sage Advice Live virtual event – ‘Leading through the COVID-19 crisis’.

Hosted by Mark Jones, Chief Storyteller & CEO of Filtered Media, the event brought together a panel of Australian business leaders to discuss the key issues facing businesses in a new world shaped by COVID-19.

Watch our video to hear from our panel on how their businesses have navigated the challenges of COVID-19, what the future business landscape will look like, and tips on how you can survive and thrive.

You’ll also see real-time results of polls gauging the concerns and sentiments of Australian businesses.

Video: ‘Leading through the COVID-19 crisis’

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Here’s a summary of the insights you’ll hear from each of our panellists:

Danielle Wood, Program Director, Grattan Institute

Danielle discusses the impact of the government’s JobKeeper and JobSeeker schemes on the economy. She also provides an outlook on how the Australian economy will emerge from COVID-19 and the potential impact of government support schemes ending in September.

Mark Chapman, Tax Communications Director, H&R Block

Mark details how H&R Block has adapted to the challenges of COVID-19 to guide its clients through the government support schemes. He discusses the significant challenges H&R Block’s clients have faced navigating the schemes and the prospect for businesses as we approach the end date of these schemes.

Cindy Nicholson, CEO, Braintree

Cindy discusses the implications of COVID-19 on leadership, including the shift to virtual leadership. She highlights the key leadership values and skills that have been amplified and how workforce dynamics have changed. Cindy also reveals how leaders can enhance employee engagement and develop virtual leadership skills.

Q&A session

The event ends with our panel answering questions from event attendees, covering virtual client interactions, government support schemes, transitioning back to the office, and more. You’ll also hear a closing statement from Kerry Agiasotis, Managing Director & EVP of Sage Asia Pacific.

Video: ‘Leading through the COVID-19 crisis’

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